Blog Favorites: Recycled Crafts

  • Recycle town made using cereal boxes, scissors, markers, and tape from No Time for Flashcards. Allie even includes books and a song to go along with this activity!


  • Make a marble run using old toilet paper rolls as shown at Adventures of a Flake. I’ve seen toilet paper roll marble runs before, but I love the stability of this one since the rolls are taped to the wall (use painting tape to protect walls), and the idea of adding cups to catch the marbles is also great!



MaryAnne lives in Silicon Valley with her Stanford professor husband Mike and their four children. She writes about parenting through education, creativity, and play. Mama Smiles - Joyful Parenting is a space to share crafts, hands on learning activities, and family outings that enrich lives and bring families together.

4 thoughts on “Blog Favorites: Recycled Crafts”

  1. Valerie @ Frugal Family Fun Blog

    Great links here! Loving that marble run too! :-) Of course, I'm a huge fan of using recycled materials.

  2. lovely ideas. thanks for sharing.

    i am going to try the puppet theatre for my goddaughter. why not share the recycled crafts, right? :)

  3. I'm starting to catch the vision of making recycled crafts with kids. I LOVE the marble run! That is just too cool. I can see why kids would love playing with that.

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